Three Things: Gavvy's First, Tough Wraparound Goal Allowed and Power Play Delivers in OT

By Peter Fish on November 15, 2019 at 9:58 pm
Nov 15, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing Mackenzie MacEachern (28) skates against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov (44) for the puck in the first period at Nationwide Arena.
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The Blue Jackets pick up a 3-2 overtime victory over the Blues on Friday night.

Gavrikov opened the scoring the a backhander that beat Jake Allen in the first, but the Blue answered in the last minute of the first to tie the game back up with a wraparound.

Halfway through the second, the Blue find the back of the net on the power play as the Jackets left Schenn open out front.

Dubois tied the back back up early in the third after picking up a pass from Bemstrom and collecting his own blocked shot before going far-side on Allen from a tough angle.

In Overtime, Werenski delivered on the power play to give the Jackets the victory.

Let's get into tonight's three things.

Gavrikov picks up his first NHL goal

Vladislav Gavrikov has been a staple on the Blue Jackets blue line this season and while he is seen more as a defensive defenseman, he found the back of the net tonight.

Seeing an opening near the far-side of the net, Gavrikov moved in and an attempted clear by the Blues defenseman saw the puck land onto his stick and he put it into the empty net.

Tough Wraparound

At the end of the first, the Blue Jackets looked like they were going to head into the break up by one, but a bad turnover in the blue Jacket zone lead to a wraparound chance for MacEachern.

On the wraparound, the puck slide under Joonas Korpisalo's pad and into the back of the net to tie the game up before the break. This was a save that absolutely needs to be made regardless of the turnover.

Power Play steps up in Overtime

With a power play in overtime, the Jackets controlled the puck in the offensive zone and Jones found Werenski in the slot with Wennberg screening Allen out front and he put it in the back of the net.

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